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Peer Support Grants for groups supporting people in Leeds with long term health conditions

Added: 04/08/2023

Voluntary Action Leeds

Leeds City Council (LCC) is administering a round of Peer Support Grants.

Funding available

  1. Small grant up to £100
  2. Medium grant up to £200
  3. Large grant up to £500

Groups are invited to apply for small one-off grants to support the running and increased engagement of their peer support group for people with long term conditions.

Who can apply?

Existing peer support groups that support people in Leeds with long term health conditions who have appropriate management arrangements and finance controls in place.  Encourage unconstituted groups to partner up with a ‘parent’ organisation to ensure we can be confident in where we’re sending the funds

What can you apply for?

LCC recognise that applications are likely to be varied and they encourage creative and innovative ideas that are appropriate to local groups and communities to improve peer support for long term conditions.

Depending on the nature of your group, the audience can be the public, your service users, staff or volunteers. In the spirit of equality, diversity and inclusion, they would encourage the use of the funding to benefit all.

Funding can be used for (but is not limited to):

  • Engagement to recruit more people to the group.
  • Transport to attend an event or activity.
  • Costs for booking a venue to host an event.
  • Cost of hiring a guest speaker/ expert to attend the group.
  • Printing costs for materials (leaflets, posters etc.)
  • Other equipment that might be needed as part of a project or event e.g., a photographer, materials or staff time. Please note that any equipment purchased must remain the property of the group/organisation and must not be transferred to an individual.
  • Training costs or volunteer expenses
  • Publicity costs involved in promoting your group/event.

LCC is more likely to fund your proposal if we can see that it has been well thought out and
properly costed. There is no minimum level of grant. Keen to fund a range of different events
and welcome applications from all communities in the city.

What they won’t fund

  • Activities that have happened before your grant is received.
  • Costs associated with making your application for funding.
  • Projects that take place outside of Leeds.
  • To create a new group; this funding must be used to support existing groups.


Successful applications must outline the below:

  • Proposed activity as well as anticipated number of participants or beneficiaries and how you will measure the success of the activity.
  • A breakdown of costs to be outlined in the application form and evidenced once spent.
  • How this funding will contribute towards narrowing inequalities and how equality is part of the ethos of your group.
  • How you will address the expectation to engage/recruit more people with LTCs to your group.

Application process

Leeds City Council is administrating the grants and applications will be assessed by a panel of representatives from Leeds Public Health.

  • The deadline for submitting applications is Sunday 17 September 2023.
  • Applicants will be notified of the decision by Friday 13 October 2023.
  • Evaluations from successful participants need to be received by April 2024.

Please complete this application form: Long Term Conditions Community Peer Support Grant Application Form. Application forms can be submitted via email to: or by post to the address below:

Lydia Robson
Leeds City Council
Merrion House
5th Floor West
110 Merrion Centre

If you have any queries, please contact Lydia Robson:

Voluntary Action Leeds

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